Ordering Items, Loan Periods

 

Orders, Loan Periods

Loan Period

  • Books: 20 days
  • Reference Literature: 1 day
  • Journals and Magazines: 10 days
  • Inter-Library Loan Books: depends on the lending library
  • Umbrellas: 5 days

The University Library sends a reminder email before the loan period ends as well as overdue notices after the deadline has passed. We are not responsible for whether or not you receive the email.

Late fees apply regardless whether a reminder mail was sent or received.

You can always check your user account in the University Library Catalog.

Ordering Magazines

Archive Orders

  • Media located in the Archive (dissertations and journals)
  • Ready within two days
  • Order articles in periodicals via the University Library Catalog. Delivered as a pdf to your email address. If you need an entire volume, please contact Circulation.

Renewing Loaned Materials

  • Possible starting five days before the loan deadline, if there is no hold on the book, and if the book hasn't already been renewed five times
  • The renewal period is the same as the initial loan period
  • Interlibrary loan materials may be renewed two times
  • Umbrellas cannot be renewed
  • Renewal requests (except online) will be confirmed via email.

Online:

Email:

  • Please check in your user account, if the deadline was renewed.
  • Wir übernehmen keine Verantwortung für den E-Mail-Empfang.

Mail:

RWTH Aachen 
Universitätsbibliothek - Ausleihe
52056 Aachen


Please include your user number. The postmark date is the date that applies.

Phone:

+49 241 80-94456

Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm

Fax:

+49 241 80-92273

In Person:

You can renew materials if you have your library card or materials with you.

Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm

Returning Books

  • During the service hours of Circulation and the Textbook Collection
  • Outside of these hours books can be returned till midnight at the information center
  • Return via mail possible. The postmarked date is the date that applies as the deadline. This excludes short-term loans.

Placing Hold Requests

  • Can be placed through the RWTH catalogue
  • Important: Make sure you select the correct lending and pickup branch (Medical Library and Central Library)